Gateway Development Commission Appointments Announced

Wed October 23, 2019 - Northeast Edition #22

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Govs. Andrew M. Cuomo and Phil Murphy announced their appointed members who will represent New York and New Jersey on the Gateway Development Commission, which will oversee construction of the new Hudson Tunnel Project. New York's appointees to the Commission are New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez, Thruway Authority Project Director Jamey Barbas and former secretary to the governor Steven M. Cohen. Murphy will nominate Janine G. Bauer and Balpreet Grewal Virk, who upon confirmation from the New Jersey Senate will collectively serve as New Jersey's representatives, along with Jerry Zaro, the current chairman of the Gateway Program Development Corporation.

"Gateway is the single most important infrastructure project not only for this region but for the entire nation, and it will require the input of seasoned professionals who know what it takes to deliver major, multifaceted projects," Cuomo said. "I'm confident these three talented and dedicated individuals will do an exceptional job representing New York in this critical undertaking."

"By signing legislation creating the Gateway Development Commission and nominating commissioners from both New Jersey and New York, Gov. Cuomo and I are renewing our commitment to moving the Hudson Tunnel Project forward," said Murphy. "The commissioners we have chosen today represent a group of talented individuals of the highest integrity and professionalism who will provide meaningful oversight and accountability over this project of national importance. I look forward to working with our partners in New York to fully constitute the Board of the Gateway Development Commission so we can advance the important work of ensuring the safe and efficient mobility of our region's residents and commuters."

The Gateway Development Commission consists of seven members in total: three to represent New York, three for New Jersey, and one for Amtrak.